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Stamford Law Corporation's Senior Director Lee Suet Fern was featured in a six-part series on some of Singapore's most outstanding women corporate honchos in The Sunday Times.
Vivi Bruhn Knudsen from Lett Law Firm has just received the grant from Sagførernes Auktioner (the Danish lawyers' auctions) - one of the few grants awarded by lawyers to lawyers.
Senior Carey Olsen lawyers across the Channel Islands worked through the night to complete one of the biggest retail acquisition deals in recent years.
Erik Hellners is yet another SAS lawyer to join Setterwalls. Erik will be strengthening the EU & Competition and the Aviation practice groups. His recruitment reflects an increasing demand for advice in these areas. In addition, Marie Öhrström comes on board as Business Development Lawyer. She joins us directly from the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce where she was vice secretary general.
Wikborg Rein is rated as the most attractive law firm to work for in Universum's annual student survey in Norway. From November 2009 to March 2010 940 students participated in the survey.
Browell Smith & Co are proud to announce the newly refurbished Ashington office is now open.
Wistrand has been legal advisor to the family who founded and now sold their company, Boj Transport Corporation.
Wistrand has represented Atea Sweden AB in the acquisition of several companies within the Office Document group.
Wistrand has advised Atea Sverige AB and Atea AS on the acquisition of Impact Europe Sverige AB and Impact Europe Norge AS.
Wistrand represents Mediq NV in the acquisition of shares in Oriola-KD
Wistrand represents Arta Plast AB in the acquisition of a line of business within KWH Plast Ltd
Integrites International has successfully represented one of Europe’s leading pharmaceutical companies in proceedings against the Ukrainian firm Medfarmservis LTD
Delphi's rankings in Legal 500 have improved within several practice areas since last year. Delphi is now in the 2nd tier in ”Corporate and commercial” as well as in ”Insurance”; and in the 3rd tier in ”Construction”, ”Employment” and ”Mergers and acquisitions”. Delphi is also ranked in the 2nd tier for the work in the area ”Energy”, which is a new category in Legal 500 this year.
Stamford Law Corporation advised Rickmers Maritime ("Rickmers"), a Singapore-registered business trust formed to own and operate containerships under long-term fixed-rate time charters to leading container liner companies, on the successful restructuring of its existing loan facilities, including, inter alia, a five-year extension of the maturity period of a top-up loan facility of US$130 million.
Between the 6th and 8th of June more than 70 members of the World Services Group (WSG) meet and network at the European Regional Meeting 2010 at Grand Hotel in Stockholm. Delphi is the host for this year’s meeting. Participants from many of the most prominent law firms in Europe, such as Garrigues (Spain), A&L Goodbody (Ireland) and Advokatfirmaet Schjødt (Norway), discuss the current economic climate and the market for legal advisors as well as issues related to client relations, business development and law firm management.
Accepting that the Trust had real prospects of success in its challenge to the proposed badger cull, Lord Justice Elias granted leave to appeal to the Court of Appeal, ordered an urgent hearing of the matter and put in place a protective costs regime.
London Mayor Boris Johnson lost the first round in seeking to evict peace protesters camped in Parliament Square Gardens.
Niederer Kraft & Frey wird jährlich zwei Auszeichnungen für hervorragend qualifizierte Master-Arbeiten im Rahmen des Master-Studienganges Business Law an der Universität Zürich (Master of Law UZH, Business Law) ausrichten. Die Auszeichnungen sind verbunden mit Preisen im Betrag von CHF 10'000 und CHF 6'000.
Established in 2005, the ILO Client Choice Awards recognize those law firms and partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service. The criteria for the awards focus on an ability to add real value to clients' business above and beyond the other players in the market. This year's winners were chosen from more than 2,000 individual assessments received from corporate counsel worldwide.
November 2009: On November 25, 2009 France Telecom and TDC have announced that they have reached an agreement to combine their respective Swiss subsidiaries, Orange Communication S.A. and Sunrise Communications S.A. to create the leading nationwide alternative provider of telecommunications services in Switzerland.
We are pleased to announce that Bär & Karrer's Litigation and Arbitration Department has been chosen as the winner of the Corporate Intl Magazine practice award as:
On 28 May 2010, the Swiss Prime Site group sold its 72.5% stake in the credit card company Jelmoli Bonus Card Ltd. to the Valartis group, which previously owned a 27.5% stake in Jelmoli Bonus Card Ltd. Jelmoli Bonus Card Ltd. was part of the Jelmoli group, which has been acquired by Swiss Prime Site AG last year.
Recently, the Swedish Patent and Registration Office ruled in favor of Apple Inc. regarding a trademark opposition case. The dispute was related to iPod and Pod, two of Apple’s most well known trademarks.
MAQS Law Firm won on May 21, 2010, a public procurement contract on legal services for Stockholm University.
THE NATIONAL RANKING ‘‘GVARDIYA OF STABLE LEGAL FIRMS’’ RECOGNISED INTEGRITES INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRM WAS AS ONE OF THE LEADING LAW FIRMS
SENIOR PARTNER OF INTEGRITES LAW FIRM, RUSLAN BERNATSKY TOOK PART IN THE 6TH ANNUAL UKRAINIAN INVESTMENT SUMMIT IN LONDON
Ogier has acted as BVI advisor to Tencent Holdings Limited (“Tencent”) on its strategic investment in Digital Sky Technologies Limited (“DST”), which is a BVI company. DST owns stakes in Facebook and Zynga.
Ogier's BVI office has advised CEMEX in relation to the restructuring of certain of its listed securities. CEMEX is one of the world's leading cement and building materials companies and is listed on the New York and Mexican stock exchanges.
Ogier Corporate Finance Limited was delighted to act as sponsor to Plant Health Care plc in connection with its recent listing of its shares on the Channel Islands Stock Exchange.
Ogier Guernsey has advised JP Morgan Worldwide Security Services on its agreement to acquire the private equity administration services business of Schroders PLC. With offices in both Guernsey and Bermuda, Schroders' private equity administration services business currently has approximately US$6.2 billion in committed capital under administration.
The Ogier legal and corporate administration teams have acted for Aegis Group plc on their £190m convertible exchangeable bond issue. The issuer of the bonds was a Jersey company and the bonds convert into preference shares in the Jersey company which are exchangeable for shares in Aegis Group plc
Ogier acted as British Virgin Islands (BVI) advisor to Mozambican coal company Ncondezi on its successful admission to the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.
We are pleased to announce that FRORIEP RENGGLI Partner Dr Lucien W Valloni and the FRORIEP RENGGLI Sports Law Team have triumphed in the Corporate International Magazine Global Awards 2010 by being chosen as "Sports Law Advisory Firm of the Year in Switzerland" by Corporate International Magazine
Stamford Law Corporation's Director Yap Wai Ming was quoted in an article in Lian He Zao Bao on the implementation of the Qualifying Foreign Law Practice (QFLP) licenses by the Singapore Government in 2008. The six foreign law firms that were awarded the license are namely UK firms - Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Herbert Smith and Norton Rose. The other two, Latham & Watkins and White & Case, are headquartered in the US.
Stamford Law directors Ng Joo Khin, Bernard Lui and Soh Chun Bin will be speaking at a series of training programmes recently launched by the Singapore Exchange (SGX) and the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID).
We are delighted to announce that in the Corporate International Magazines inaugural Global Awards 2010 for Cyprus, George Y. Yiangou & Co has been voted the ‘Full Service Advisory Excellence in Cyprus’ for the year 2010.
Our business in Thessaloniki has increased significantly over the past few years, and it was decided to open a branch office with in-house lawyers in order to improve the service provided to our clients. Our new office has a team of lawyers who deal with both Corporate matters and also act for our specialized Debt Collection department.
Stamford Law is acting for environmental protection and waste recovery solutions specialist Sino-Environment Technology Group limited ("Sino-Environment") in a judicial management which was approved by the High Court on the 4th of June 2010.
On 7 June 2019, the Euro Area Member States agreed on the creasion of a Luxembourg special purposes company (European Financial Stability Facility - EFSF) and a framework agreement.
Stamford Law Corporation's Director Yap Wai Ming was quoted in an article in the Straits Times on the issue of cheating the casinos after two Africans were charged and accused of defrauding Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) and Marina Bay Sands (MBS) casinos of approximately $210,000.
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan was adjudged as the Philippine Deal Firm of the Year at the ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2010 held at the Ritz Carlton Millenia Singapore on June 4, 2010. The award was received by Rafael A. Morales, the Firm's Managing Partner.
On 12 May 2010, the EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBoA) announced its decision in G3/08, thereby providing guidance on how the EPO should assess claims relating to computer implemented inventions (CIIs).
Dr Nina White, a partner in Boult Wade Tennant’s Biotechnology and Life Sciences Group, will be speaking at the 10th annual Intellectual Property Law Summer School from 16 to 20 August 2010 at Downing College, Cambridge. Nina will be presenting the patent workshop on “Biotech and Pharmaceutical Developments”.
Stamford Law wins Insolvency & Restructuring Deal of the Year and SE Asia M&A Deal of the Year for ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2010
AVELLUM PARTNERS ADVISES ON THE FIRST UKRAINIAN IPO SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS.
For the third consecutive year Chiomenti has been selected as "Gold Award - Italian Law Firm of the Year" at the International Legal Alliance Awards 2010, held in Paris on June 3, 2010. The firm wins the award for its excellent results over the past year and lasting performance in management and leadership. The jury was composed of General Counsel and Financial executives of multinationals.
The Government has now appointed a committee to review Norway’s experiences with the EEA agreement and Norway’s general association with the EU. Advokat Fredrik Bøckman Finstad from Thommessen has been appointed as one of the ten experts to sit on the committee.
Alarga is an advocacy group with the objective of providing opportunities in the private sector for talented young people with foreign-born, non-western parents. This is achieved, among other things, through a scholarship program for students at master degree level. Thommessen will be Alarga’s first partner company within the area of law.
Valentino Globe BV v Pacific Rim Industries Inc  SGCA 14 - The luxury fashion brand Valentino Globe B.V. (“Valentino Globe”) failed in their bid to establish that their marks were well known in Singapore and also failed to prevent the registration of the mark “Emilio Valentino & Device” by Pacific Rim Industries Inc. (“ Pacific Rim ”). Pacific Rim was represented by Samuel Seow Law Corporation (“SSLC”).
30 June 2010, Kiev. International law firm Integrites won the Best Firm of the Year in Banking and Finance. Integrites Managing Partner Viacheslav Korchev is the best litigation lawyer in Ukraine.